Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Witney - Burycroft Farm House
Charming Victorian stone farmhouse, sleeps 8 people (+2).
A charming country retreat! Burycroft Farmhouse is set in 6 acres of farmland with surrounding fields running down to the River Windrush with Witney beyond. It's in an elevated position and has a large South facing garden with the most glorious views. Beyond the house is a working farm. You will find a few horses and sheep grazing in the fields.
All rooms have superb views of the surrounding countryside. There are 4 double bedrooms: master bedroom with en suite shower room, double with en suite bathroom plus two other doubles (one king size) and a downstairs cloakroom.
The farmhouse kitchen has an Aga, American fridge/deepfreeze with ice maker, drinks fridge, all cooking utensils and table & chairs. The kitchen opens up to a patio with an outside table and chairs. There are 2 benches and a comfortable hammock in the garden. The beamed dining room seats 10 comfortably and the large, beamed dawing room with freesat HD TV, DVD and hi-fi and wi-fi has comfortable seating for 8 or more.
There is a holiday cottage on the grounds which sleeps 4. It has its own enclosed garden. Otherwise the nearest neighbours are across the country road - some 300 meters away. Indeed, there are only 3 houses within a radius of half a mile.- We have off-street parking for up to 8 cars. - A game of crocket on the lawn is always popular!
In the fields beyond the garden, horses graze and hay is mown. It is an idyllic English rural spot but close to the lovely town of Witney and only 13 miles from the University city of Oxford, city of dreaming spires and home of Oxford University – the oldest university in the English-speaking world.
Closer to home is Blenheim Palace ( www.blenheimpalace.com) , a World Heritage site and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. A visit the house or walk in the grounds, is thoroughly recommended.
Talking of walking, there are many fabulous walks very close to Burycroft. The closest River Windrush Walk takes you to the picturesque ruins of Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecot, once home to Richard III’s henchman, Richard Lovell. In the pretty mediaeval village, take time to visit the Old Swan pub for a drink or a meal.
Indeed, you are never more than a couple of miles from a historic Cotswold pub. Another circular walk takes you to the village of Swinbrook where you should call in at the Swan Inn, the gastropub decorated with pictures of the extraordinary Mitford family, who were major figures in the political, literary and social scenes for much of the 20th century and lived in Swinbrook House in the 1930s.
The pretty touristic village of Burford is only 5 miles away, and, on the way to the pretty Thames-side town of Lechlade you can visit the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens.
In fact, there is so much to see and do that the only way to find out is to come and stay at Burycroft!
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
About Kerstin Powell
Kerstin Powell, born in Stockholm, Sweden, spent 20 years living in Greece where she was working in the Luxury Yacht Charter Business. She ran several yachts over the years with her ex, the largest being a 65 ft sloop which chartered for 8 guests cruising in both the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Later she ran a Yacht Charter Agency in Rhodes, Greece before she moved to Oxford to school her children. In England she con-tinued her life ashore making a living ss a property developer. Now, semi-retired, she spends the summers cruising the Greek islands again with her present husband who manages to write computer software onboard. The winters are still soent in UK at Burycroft Farm House. A wonderful place to entertain friends and their large family!
Kerstin Powell purchased this farmhouse in 1994
Why Kerstin Powell chose Witney
Kerstin fell in love with Burycroft as soon as she saw it! It was completely derelict but had so much potential. They say all you need to know when you buy a house is 'location, locatioin, location'.
Burycroft ticked all 3 boxes. The position is stunning! House faces south with large gardens. It is in an elevated position with acres of fields below. It is a period stone built property which oozes character and charm. Everyone who comes adores the place - a house in a million! It was built in 1850.
What makes this farmhouse unique
SPACE! The house just swallows up people - it never feels crowded. In the country, yet only 1.5 hours from London, 10 minutes from Witney, 20 minutes from Oxford and so much to see around the Cotswolds. Great place for parties, family get-togethers, holidays etc.